Recommended Reading

From Dr. Scherger’s Book: Lean and Fit - A Doctor’s Journey to Healthy Nutrition and Greater Wellness


William Davis, Wheat Belly (2011) and Wheat Belly Total Health (2014). Both by Rodale

Dr. Davis is a cardiologist who got me started after I read Wheat Belly in 2013 and became free of grains. His books are well referenced and he is the champion of a grain free lifestyle. Dr. Davis reversed his own type 2 diabetes and developed extraordinarily healthy lipids from following this approach to eating. He is a modern day Robert Atkins, another cardiologist who healed himself before healing others.


David Perlmutter, Grain Brain (2013) and Brain Maker (2015). Both by Little, Brown & Co.

Dr. Perlmutter is a neurologist with an advanced degree in nutrition. Grain Brain built off of William Davis’s Wheat Belly and emphasized how high blood sugar and the inflammatory effects of grains cause a host of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Maker is a breakthrough book bringing the emerging science about the crucial role of the gut microbiome in health and disease, a new “organ” that totally depends on what we eat. An unhealthy gut microbiome, induced by grains, causes leaky gut and most auto-immune diseases and neurodegeneration.


Daniel Lieberman, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease (2013). Vintage Books.

This Harvard evolutionary biologist knows more about health, nutrition and disease than most physicians. He describes in detail how the nutrition of our paleolitihic ancestors was much healthier than our processed foods today.  Most modern processed food is “mismatch” with our evolutionary body and he described how we are in a state of “disevolution”.  This is a powerful call for revolutionary change by a brilliant academic.